Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad
5/30/2016 9:37:10 AM
By Maher Nazeh and Saif Hameed SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants. A Reuters TV crew about a mile (about 1.5 km) from the city's edge said explosions and gunfire were ripping through Naimiya, a largely rural district of Falluja on its southern outskirts. An elite military unit, the Rapid Response Team, seized the district's police station at midday, state TV reported.
Drowned baby picture captures week of tragedy in Mediterranean
5/30/2016 7:33:06 AM
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organization aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after hundreds are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week. German humanitarian organization Sea-Watch, operating a rescue boat in the sea between Libya and Italy, distributed the picture taken by a media production company on board and which showed a rescuer cradling the child like a sleeping baby.
Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch
5/30/2016 10:15:59 AM
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said. Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles. Japan ordered naval destroyers and Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan's NHK state broadcaster said.
Hopes and fears for jobs as Afghan cement factory reopens
5/30/2016 5:28:01 AM
By Mirwais Harooni and James Mackenzie JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - After a break of 20 years, Afghanistan's first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln. "By selling our products and improving the factory's production, we can avoid having our young generation go abroad," said Amir Mohammad. "If there are job possibilities, they can stay with their families and look after their children." But the outdated state-owned plant 75 km (47 miles) outside Kabul also shows how far there is to go before that promise can be achieved and there are serious questions whether the plant has a viable future unless it is thoroughly modernized.
Leadership row in Turkey's nationalist opposition helps Erdogan
5/30/2016 11:04:25 AM
Turkey's nationalist opposition on Monday blocked a move by party dissidents to hold a special congress next month to try to oust its veteran leader, dragging out a dispute that is key to President Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions for greater powers. Opinion polls suggest the removal of Devlet Bahceli as leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) could lead to a surge in support for his party, weakening Erdogan's chances of securing strong parliamentary support for the introduction of a full presidential system in Turkey. A court-appointed organizing committee on Monday said the party's extraordinary congress would take place on June 19.
Somalia sentences two to life in prison for February airline blast
5/30/2016 8:54:29 AM
By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali military court sentenced 10 people it said were behind a bomb blast that blew a hole in the fuselage of a plane bound for Djibouti in February, a senior government official said on Monday. In the incident, a suspected suicide bomber was sucked out of the Daallo Airlines plane through a one-meter (one-yard) wide hole when a blast ripped open the pressurized cabin in flight, officials said. Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents said they were behind the blast.
2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner
5/30/2016 11:14:56 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) вЂ A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage.
Stocks firm as US rate fear loses grip
5/30/2016 11:14:37 AM
Equities markets across the world firmed Monday as investors lost their fear of higher US interest rates, focusing instead on signs of economic recovery. Trading volumes were, however, sharply curtailed by London and Wall Street closures due to bank holidays. "While not exactly splendid, the outlook for the eurozone economy is quite satisfactory," said Holger Schmieding, an economist with Berenberg bank.
Bahrain doubles opposition leader jail term
5/30/2016 11:12:38 AM
A Bahrain court more than doubled a jail sentence against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman Monday, in a ruling his bloc warned risked stoking fresh unrest among the Sunni-ruled kingdom's Shiite majority. Salman's Al-Wefaq bloc condemned the verdict as "unacceptable and provocative", warning that it "entrenches the exacerbating political crisis" in Bahrain. Human rights group Amnesty International issued a statement denouncing the verdict as "clearly" politically motivated.
EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw
5/30/2016 11:11:50 AM
LUXEMBOURG (AP) вЂ The European Commission's president will visit Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU official to go to Russia since it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.
EU official: Turkey makes progress in visa-free travel talks
5/30/2016 11:10:39 AM
LUXEMBOURG (AP) вЂ Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the European Union can be instituted, a senior EU official said Monday.
Top Asian News 4:09 p.m. GMT
5/30/2016 11:09:35 AM
SYDNEY (AP) вЂ Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday. Researchers who conducted months of aerial and underwater surveys of the 2,300-kilometer (1,400-mile) reef off Australia's east coast found that around 35 percent of the coral in the northern and central sections of the reef are dead or dying, said Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Queensland state. And some parts of the reef had lost more than half of the coral to bleaching.
Uganda to stop security cooperation with North Korea
5/30/2016 11:09:03 AM
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) вЂ Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and South Korea's visiting president.
French jihadi network that groomed Bataclan killer on trial
5/30/2016 11:08:49 AM
PARIS (AP) вЂ The French jihadi network that groomed one of the Nov. 13 Paris attackers went on trial Monday minus its most infamous member, a man killed in the Bataclan concert hall on a night of bloodshed that left 130 people dead in the French capital.
Hussain backs Cook to keep breaking records
5/30/2016 11:08:15 AM
Chester-le-Street (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England captain Alastair Cook's feat in becoming the youngest player to score 10,000 Test runs won't be the only record he sets in his career, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. Cook became the first England batsman to score 10,000 Test runs when he made five against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the second Test at the Riverside on Monday. The England captain became just the 12th batsman -- and the only one still playing Tests -- in history to reach the landmark when the left-handed opener clipped Nuwan Pradeep for four through mid-wicket.
AFC Wimbledon continues remarkable rise up English leagues
5/30/2016 11:08:08 AM
LONDON (AP) вЂ AFC Wimbledon, an English soccer club created in 2002 by disgruntled supporters after their original team was controversially relocated and rebranded, continued its rise up the league pyramid by getting promoted to the third division on Monday.
Big airline LATAM suspends flights to Venezuela
5/30/2016 11:04:48 AM
Latin America's biggest airline LATAM said Monday it will suspend its flights to crisis-hit Venezuela for an indefinite period, following a similar move by German carrier Lufthansa. Chile-based LATAM Airlines group and its Peruvian and Brazilian subsidiaries decided to cut the flights "due to the complex macroeconomic situation that the region is currently going through," it said in a statement. It said challenging economic conditions in Latin America were prompting changes to its domestic and international routes.
The Latest: Serbia stops 44 migrants from entering Hungary
5/30/2016 11:02:10 AM
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) вЂ The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):
England win 2nd Test and series against Sri Lanka
5/30/2016 10:48:51 AM
Chester-le-Street (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at the Riverside on Monday.
Egypt detains journalist union chief over 'false news'
5/30/2016 10:48:17 AM
The head of Egypt's press syndicate and two colleagues were in custody Monday after being charged with harbouring journalists and publishing false news, a lawyer and one of them said. The arrests, which Amnesty International denounced as a "draconian clampdown" on media freedom in Egypt, comes weeks after the arrest of two reporters on allegations of incitement to protest. Union chief Yahiya Kallash had denounced the arrests earlier this month and told a news conference that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government is "escalating the war against journalism and journalists".
Cook reaches 10,000 runs, England wins 2nd test and series
5/30/2016 10:47:43 AM
CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) вЂ England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest player to reach 10,000 test runs in guiding his team to a nine-wicket victory in the second test against Sri Lanka, clinching a convincing series win.
Iraq Kurds retake nine villages from IS
5/30/2016 10:46:54 AM
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces wrapped up an operation east of the Islamic State group's northern hub of Mosul Monday after recapturing nine villages, a statement said. The Kurdistan Region Security Council said the operation launched before dawn on Sunday "had achieved its key objectives". The KRSC statement listed nine villages that had been occupied by IS since the summer of 2014 and were previously mainly inhabited by northern Iraq's Kakai and Shabak minorities.
I. Coast rights groups say ex-first lady's trial flawed
5/30/2016 10:46:21 AM
Ivorian rights groups acting as plaintiffs in the imminent trial of former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity pulled out of the process Monday, saying it was flawed. The wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial Tuesday to answer allegations of crimes against prisoners of war, crimes against the civilian population as well as crimes against humanity, during the west African country's post-electoral violence in 2010 that killed more than 3,000 people. The trial lacks "relevance," Pierre Kouame Adjoumani said.
Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison
5/30/2016 10:45:37 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) вЂ Rights group Amnesty International says a court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members.
Rome student burned alive by ex-boyfriend, police say
5/30/2016 10:36:07 AM
ROME (AP) вЂ A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday вЂ a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career.
Nigeria: Military launch offensive in oil-producing south
5/30/2016 10:33:58 AM
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) вЂ Witnesses and the military say Nigerian security forces have killed and injured an unknown number of people in the oil-producing south where militant attacks have halved petroleum production.
Poachers in Zimbabwe use cyanide to kill 5 elephants
5/30/2016 10:31:18 AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) вЂ Zimbabwean officials say poachers killed five elephants by poisoning them with cyanide.
Iraq forces push into streets of IS-held Fallujah
5/30/2016 10:29:54 AM
Iraqi forces thrust into the city of Fallujah from three directions on Monday marking a new and perilous urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion. The drive to recapture the first city to be lost from government control in 2014 came as fighting also raged in neighbouring Syria, leaving huge numbers of civilians exposed. Led by the elite counter-terrorism service (CTS), Iraq's best trained and most seasoned fighting unit, the forces pushed into Fallujah before dawn, commanders said.
Mexican police rescue kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido
5/30/2016 10:29:35 AM
Mexican footballer Alan Pulido was rescued hours after he was kidnapped in his hometown after the striker managed to call police while his captors were distracted, authorities said Monday. Pulido, who plays for Greek giants Olympiakos, had a bandage on his right hand when he appeared briefly at a news conference in the early hours of Monday in the crime-plagued northeastern state of Tamaulipas. Pulido, who played for Mexico in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was kidnapped by four men late Saturday after he left a party in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, authorities said.
Poland's ruling party leader vague on support for EU's Tusk
5/30/2016 10:28:28 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) вЂ The leader of Poland's ruling party said Monday the government isn't ready to confirm whether it will support a second term for European Council head Donald Tusk.
1 killed, 3 missing in pirate attack near Guyana
5/30/2016 10:23:50 AM
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) вЂ Authorities in Guyana say one fisherman has been killed and three others are missing following a pirate attack in waters near the South American country.
Spanish man in rush for plane causes Cologne security scare
5/30/2016 10:22:43 AM
BERLIN (AP) вЂ A Spanish man in a rush for his plane caused a security scare at Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport Monday when he skirted security screening, causing authorities to shut down and evacuate a terminal and stop all departures from it for more than two hours, police said.
The Latest: French Open says schedule 'not catastrophic'
5/30/2016 10:21:34 AM
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Chad's ex-leader Habre, Cold War-era ally of West, gets life in prison for atrocities
5/30/2016 10:16:50 AM
By Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - Former Chad president Hissene Habre, a Cold War ally of the West, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. The verdict capped a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, where he fled after being toppled in a 1990 coup in his impoverished central African nation. Habre, 73, was sentenced to life in prison by the Special African Chamber (CAE), a tribunal created in 2013 by Senegal and the African Union.
Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24
5/30/2016 10:15:59 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) вЂ Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.
Chad ex-dictator Habre gets life sentence for regime's crimes
5/30/2016 10:15:04 AM
A special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison on Monday for war crimes, crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges, including rape. Habre was guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape, forced slavery, and kidnapping, said the president of the court Gberdao Gustave Kam, sentencing him to life in jail. Victims groups who had travelled to Dakar to hear the verdict were visibly moved by a judgement that comes a quarter century after the abuses they suffered.
UAE acquits two Libyan-Americans and Canadian of militancy charges
5/30/2016 10:14:28 AM
A security court in the United Arab Emirates on Monday acquitted two Libyan-American businessmen and a Libyan-Canadian charged with supporting Libyan militants, a lawyer and a family representative said. "The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Abu Dhabi Supreme Court State Security Chamber found American businessmen Kamal and Mohamed Eldarat not guilty, after nearly two years of arbitrary detainment and a four-month trial," a statement from the Eldarat family said. Kamal and son Mohamed were arrested at their home in the UAE in 2014, according to the family.
Libyan American father and son acquitted in UAE trial
5/30/2016 10:13:40 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) вЂ Two Libyan Americans detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years were acquitted on Monday of charges they illegally raised funds for a foreign entity and took hostile actions against a foreign country.
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the βtop of the
lineβ a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatβs a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative β shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnβt any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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Shooting rampage in Houston leaves two dead, six wounded
Police in Houston killed a gunman on Sunday in a chaotic shootout that left one other person dead, six wounded - including two officers - and set off a fire at a nearby gas station when bullets struck a gas pump, authorities said. Witnesses reported that a gunman approached a man who had just pulled up to an auto detail shop and opened fire with a pistol, police spokesman John Cannon said.
Details... Suspected shark attacks in Florida, California over holiday weekend
On Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was bitten on the right leg in Neptune, Florida, east of Jacksonville, and a woman in Newport Beach, California, was bitten on her torso and arms, according to police and local media reports. "Even though we can't confirm it was a shark attack, we're treating it as a shark attack," Newport Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Battalion Chief Michael Halphide said of the California attack.
Details... NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting
(Reuters) - Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said. The noise woke up the resident in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones failed to respond when the man called out. When Dejean-Jones kicked the bedroom door, the man shot him with a handgun, the statement said.
Details... 1 of FBI's most-wanted fugitives caught on Mexican border
LOS ANGELES (AP) Authorities say one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured on the border with Mexico, a man wanted in the death of his pregnant girlfriend. Details...
Officials: 2 survive crash of small plane in New Hampshire
WARNER, N.H. (AP) Two people "are extremely lucky" to have survived the crash of their small plane in a New Hampshire forest, state officials said. Details...
Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked
NEW YORK (AP) Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and a union said Monday.
Details... Police: Man drowned in Pennypack Creek trying to save dog
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Details... Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest
A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.
Details... Spanish man in rush for plane causes Cologne security scare
BERLIN (AP) A Spanish man in a rush for his plane caused a security scare at Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport Monday when he skirted security screening, causing authorities to shut down and evacuate a terminal and stop all departures from it for more than two hours, police said.
Details... Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast
HOUSTON (AP) The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the Texas Gulf Coast. Details...
Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town
DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church.
Details... Delaware National Guard HQ to unveil Beau Biden signs
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Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area. Details...
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Body found in Pennypack Creek in Fox Chase
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Details... The Latest: Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday
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Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti
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Details... 4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists
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Details... Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract
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Details... Memorial Day event cancellations and changes
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Details... Experimental installations put the social in social science
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Details... Texas trying revamped sex offender treatment program
LITTLEFIELD, Texas (AP) Outside of a struggling West Texas town, about a mile from the high school, sits a one-story brick building, its perimeter fencing topped with razor wire. Since last fall, it's been home to some of Texas' most violent sex offenders.
Details... Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.
Details... Glass House to host more arts, outreach programs on grounds
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Details... After Gamergate, female video game developers on the rise
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Details... Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missing
HOUSTON (AP) Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.
Details... Exhibit highlights artillery collection at Fort Ticonderoga
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) A 1,300-pound hunk of iron on display at Fort Ticonderoga certainly has gotten around, despite its heft.
Details... Bodies of U.S. climbers left on Tibetan peak out of respect
The bodies of two renowned U.S. climbers, found in Tibet 16 years after they died on one of the world's tallest mountains, have been left untouched out of respect, one of the mountaineers who found the remains said on Monday. Alex Lowe and David Bridges were swept away in 1999 by an avalanche during their attempt to scale the world's 14th highest peak, Shishapangma. Ueli Steck of Switzerland and David Goettler of Germany, who were attempting the same South Face route to the 26,291-foot (8,013 m) peak, stumbled upon the bodies of the pair, encased in ice, at an altitude of 19,356 feet (5,900 m).
Details... Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports
WASHINGTON (AP) A blow to the chest sometimes knocks the heart out of rhythm, and can kill. Fortunately it's rare. But most victims are otherwise healthy kid athletes. And survival hinges on fast use of heart-zapping defibrillators that not every athletic league or school keeps near the playing fields.
Details... Beer: The fight over where you buy it in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws.
Details... Computer glitch resolved at JFK Airport after massive delays
NEW YORK (AP) Officials say normal operations are expected at John F. Kennedy Airport's Terminal 7, one day after a computer outage caused massive check-in delays. Details...